A RARE opportunity to live in Damariscotta Mills, one of the premier historic neighborhoods in mid-coast Maine! Enjoy distant water views of the Great Salt Bay and a short walk to Damariscotta Lake for swimming, kayaking & fishing. In winter, strap on your skates for a friendly game of pond hockey! The Mills is extremely proud of their historic fish ladder restoration project & annual fund-raising event. Over the years, this home circa 1852 has been thoughtfully updated with attention to detail & the important historic character. The gorgeous kitchen is complete with antique-exposed beams, cherry wood cabinetry with sliding interior shelves, granite countertops & breakfast bar. The maple floors flow into the adjoining sun-filled dining room. In springtime, you'll see the eagles & osprey fish as you overlook the perennial gardens & water beyond! The formal living room built-ins & gas parlor stove create an inviting ambiance for relaxation or entertaining guests.. Upstairs, the primary bedroom suite, built in 2005, includes a bright sitting/library area, bathroom with shower stall & private screened porch nestled into the back garden. In the main section, you will find a charming 2nd bedroom with water views, a full bath with tub and cozy den/media room. Continuing to the 3rd floor are 2 additional bedrooms and a good-size attic. For those keen on working from home, the heated office studio above the 2 car detached garage is ideal for privacy & a short commute! That space has potential for a wonderful guest suite or rental apartment! Just 3 miles from all the year-round conveniences & services of Newcastle-Damariscotta twin villages. Enjoy Skidompha library, Lincoln Theater, shops & galleries, restaurants & pubs, town marina & dock, excellent healthcare at LincolnHealth, and the flagship GSB school for grades K-8 & Lincoln Academy for grades 9-12. Easy 30 mins to Bath/Brunswick/Bowdoin College, Camden Hills/Rockland/Farnsworth Museum & 60 mins to Portland/Jetport.